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Monday, March 15, 1830.+-

Macon County, IL.

"Lincoln's family 'located' on some new land, ten miles northwest [southwest] of Decatur, on the north bank of the Sangamon river, at a junction of forest and prairie land. Here the father and son built a log-cabin [also smoke house and barn], and split rails enough to fence in their land." [Lincoln farm was located on S.E. ¼ of the S.W. ¼ of Sec. 28, T. 16 N., R. 1 E. of 3 P.M.]William D. Howells, Life of Abraham Lincoln (Springfield, IL: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1938), 23; Edwin D. Davis, "The Hanks Family in Macon County, Illinois," Illinois State Historical Society, Papers in Illinois History 46 (1939):83.